Sci-Fi: since 1902 from Iban Corominas on Vimeo.

One hundred and thirteen years of science fiction on film, a wonderful thing. Can you name all of the movies in this video? There really are some classics, well they are all classics. Have you ever ventured into the world of early sci-fi? Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to The Moon), created by Georges Méliès in 1902, is considered the first sci-fi film. It introduced new cutting edge special effects that would set the tone for all future films. Science Fiction was one of the first genres to show up in the silent film era and were generally one or two minute shorts. Movies like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, continued the silent sci-fi film era. Then this crazy German named Fritz Lang made a movie called Metropolis, which was the most expensive production in film upon it’s release. European sci-fi in the 1920’s was being used as a medium to predict the future and create a social commentary. Movies from Russia used concepts in the film to create a disscussion on social revolution. Fritz Lang also introduced the concept of counting down before a rocket launch in his film Women In The Moon, one of the last films of the silent era. So check out this short clip and go watch some sci-fi, any sci-fi. FYI-Metropolis and Women In The Moon are available on Netflix.